UPDATE: Bangkok Move Forward MP Admits to Assaulting Woman in Chonburi

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A member of Parliament in Bangkok from the Move Forward Party admitted he assaulted a woman recently in Chonburi while traveling between Pattaya and Sri Racha.

Our previous story:

A Bangkok woman, 26, filed a report with the Borwin Police in Chonburi on Wednesday (June 28th).

Now for the update:

The Move Forward Party member of Parliament identified as Mr. Sirin Sanguansin issued an official statement on Thursday (June 29th). He posted a message on his Facebook page stating “I am very sorry for the incident. First, I was late to address the incident and clarify the situation because I recently had a minor accident with head injuries. I apologize to Ms. A (fictitious name), to her family, and to all the people who have supported me.”

“I am now going into a legal process with police and am under investigation by the Move Forward Party. I am ready to accept any punishment for what I have done,” Mr. Sirin added.

“Some of the news reported about the incident is not true. Neither myself nor Ms. A have given any information to any reporter, only police and the Move Forward Party.” Mr. Sirin explained.

“I am very regretful and apologize to everyone who was affected in this incident,” Mr. Sirin noted.

TPN media notes that Sirin did not directly clarify what he did or did not do, leaving that as a matter for police and the Move Forward Party. The Move Forward Party did not release a formal statement as of press time, only that the situation was under review by senior party leaders.

Recently, another Move Forward Party MP-elect was arrested for drunken driving in Bangkok and agreed to resign.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.